Short weekend retreats based on Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering, drawing on verses from the Wheel of Sharp Weapons.

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Short weekend retreats based on Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering, drawing on verses from the Wheel of Sharp Weapons.

Venerable teaching in front of a large Buddha statue.

Using the principles of karma to our advantage

The third of three talks given at a retreat based on the book, “Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid the Causes of Suffering.” Learn about the ten virtuous and non-virtuous actions, the value of taking and keeping precepts and rejoicing, and how karma works at the collective and individual levels.

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The wheel of karmic cause and effect

The wheel of karmic cause and effect

The third of three talks given in Russia on verses from the poem, “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons,” by 10th century Indian sage Dharmarakshita. Because we exist on a continuum, we are experiencing the results of past actions and actively creating causes for the future. Our actions matter and we can strive to create virtue.

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The basic principles of karma

The basic principles of karma

The second of three talks given in Russia on verses from the poem, “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons,” by 10th century Indian sage Dharmarakshita. The basic principles of karma and how to use them to guide our actions and make wise choices. How to transform mental pain into the path, especially in relation to criticism.

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Bringing an awareness of karma into our life

Bringing an awareness of karma into our lives

The first of three talks given in Russia on verses from the poem, “The Wheel of Sharp Weapons,” by 10th century Indian sage Dharmarakshita. When we have an awareness of karma we change our habitual ways of acting and thinking that do not benefit others. We become more discerning about what to practice and abandon.

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